Category: Book Review

Episode 71 – Book Review: Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst

In this episode, Robin and Cyna are flying solo (duo?) and discussing their complicated feelings about Audrey Coulthurst’s YA fantasy debut, Of Fire and Stars. It was…not exactly what we were expecting. Also, please forgive us, we mix up the protagonists’ names a couple of times!…

Episode 67 – Book Review: The Forbidden Game: The Kill by LJ Smith

After a bit of a delay – sorry! – we’re back with the final installment of the Forbidden Game trilogy, THE KILL. What kind of LARP will Julian hastily throw together this time? Will Jenny and her friends survive it? And more importantly, will there be…

Episode 65 – Book Review: The Forbidden Game: The Chase by LJ Smith

Episode two of (some of) our nostalgic track through LJ Smith’s Forbidden Game trilogy is here, and this week, we’re bringing ALL the good stuff. We’re talking overwritten intros, fairytale proms, lurking ex-boyfriends, magical black women, a new game hastily plotted out in a closet over…

Episode 63 – Book Review: The Forbidden Game: The Hunter by LJ Smith

The nostalgia tables have turned! This time, Robin and Cyna are dragging Ollie through the source of their darkest preteen fantasies, LJ Smith’s 90s-fabulous Forbidden Game trilogy. Dee! Julian! Cyberpunk! Nonconsensual magical LARPing! So. Many. Descriptions. Of. Eyes. We cover it all in our discussion of…

Episode 53 – Roundtable Book Review: Moon Chosen by PC Cast

CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains discussion of rape, misogyny, and racism. Boy, do we have a treat for you guys this week, in both the ironic and genuine sense! First, the bad news – we’re FINALLY talking about PC Cast’s latest New York Times bestselling travesty,…

Episode 50 – Book Review: One Was Lost by Natalie D. Richards

Huzzah! It’s the 50th numbered episode of Papercuts Podcast, right smack dab in the middle of the Halloween season! To celebrate, Cyna and Ollie are reviewing our pick from the Halloween JABBIC, Natalie D. Richard’s YA thriller One Was Lost. Will it be a tense psychological…

Episode 47 – YA Comics

Papercuts gets GRAPHIC! In this episode, Cyna, Ollie, and a begrudging Robin venture into the fast-growing world of YA comics, and take a look at two popular teen-centric titles – Lumberjanes and The Wicked and the Divine – and also We Are Robin. Relevant Links A(n…